Archives for Jul 17, 2011 @ 18:44

Congratulations to Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke, an Ulsterman, shows that Irish golfers may be the best in the world, and learning to play in Northern Ireland makes a person tough in all sorts of way, especially in the noggin. I’ve driven by Royal Portrush, a course on which his two boys played this morning, and admired the course and [Read More…]

Local, local, local

Why is it easier to spend loads of money for summer “mission” projects for kids, but get lots of excitement, but much harder to do “mission” in your local community, and maybe struggle getting young adults to participate? Here’s a church that is doing it right, I think: SAN JOSE, Ill. — While many teens [Read More…]

Grandma’s Southern Poundcake

Did you see this? Handing down family recipes is an important tradition all over the world.  I admit, I’ve not been a big collector of heirloom recipes, but the more I cook, the more I’m realizing I should be.  We all have certain cherished food memories and one of the strongest food memories I have [Read More…]

Church in Community

David Kinnaman, president at Barna, recently reported the results of a study on if and how churches contribute to the community. Here are his results: 1) Churches are perceived to be an important element of a community, even among the unchurched. This positive view is partly due to the fact that most unchurched adults arede-churched, or [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who [Read More…]